Governor and First Lady Honor Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt


SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today. Master Sgt. Pruitt’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.


Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt, 38, of Gautier, MS, died April 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Pruitt was was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA. Pruitt was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.